Higher Education Headlines: June 10
By Sheryl E. Taylor
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Naval War College Head Reassigned Pending Probe
Houston Chronicle 06/10/2019
The Navy said the president of the U.S. Naval War College was reassigned Monday pending the outcome of an inspector general investigation.
Local Health Care/RN Education Meeting Current Market Needs
Houston Chronicle 06/09/2019
Lone Star College is constructing a 50,000-square-foot health care instructional building at LSC-Kingwood. It will support the LSC health care instructional program.
Most Texas Workers will No Longer Lose Their Occupation License if They Default on Student Loans
The Texas Tribune 06/07/2019
A 2018 report from the Texas Tribune found more than 4,200 people in the state — including security guards, cosmetologists and pharmacists – were at risk of losing their license because of student loan default in 2017.
U. of Alabama Returns Largest Gift in Its History After Donor Tells Students to Stay Away
The Chronicle of Higher Education 06/07/2019
The University of Alabama system’s Board of Trustees voted on Friday to return a $26.5-million gift to Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. after the businessman and philanthropist encouraged students to boycott the university in protest of the state’s new law effectively banning abortions.
St. Thomas President Leads Houston’s Only Private Catholic College With Unconventional Flair
Houston Chronicle 06/07/2019
Sporting his signature brown-tinted glasses and a yellow bow tie, Richard Ludwick looks intently at a Lego-like model of the University of St. Thomas campus.
Law School Starts In Incubator for Community-Minded Graduates
Houston Chronicle 06/07/2019
Most people who enter law school hope to make the world a better place by bringing justice to their community.
The Long Road to The Student Debt Crisis
The Wall Street Journal 06/07/2019
A Series of Well-Intentioned Government Decisions Since The 1960s has Left Us With Today’s Out-of-Control Higher Education Market
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.
As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).
For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.